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  • ***“This schedule, will be essentially a live dynamic negotiating document to help attract investment to Nigeria” - Amb. Osakwe, DG/Chief Negotiator NOTN *** Mrs. Irene Robinson-Ayanwale, General Counsel/Head Legal Department, Nigerian Stock Exchange and Mr. Seni Adio (SAN), Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association- Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), Co-chairpersons of the Nigerian Coalition of Services Industry (NCSI) today validated the Nigerian Draft Market Access Offer for Trade in Services (Schedule of specific Commitment). *** Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator and DG NOTN, Ambassador Osakwe informs the business community at the 9th annual edition of the BusinessDay CEO Forum that Nigeria remains open, engaged and committed to trade integration in the rules-based global economy. *** The protectionist stereotyping of Nigeria is off-key and wrong. Domestically, all shades of trade opinions exist. What is essential is that Nigeria remains open to trade and committed to a rules-based economy - Amb. Osakwe *** “Nestlé is one of the pillars of the Nigerian economy for modernisation, innovation and employment. It has set a good example and there is scope for much more.” - Ambassador Osakwe, DG NOTN at the BusinessDay CEO Forum ***

ORGANOGRAM FOR THE NIGERIAN OFFICE FOR TRADE NEGOTIATIONS (NOTN)

Organogram


  • EU – European Union
  • BREXIT – Britain Exit
  • CFTA – Continental Free Trade Area
  • ECOWAS – Economic Community of West Africa
  • CHOGM – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
  • KENSA – Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria & South Africa
  • WTO – World Trade Organisation
  • AGOA – African Growth Opportunity Act
  • IP – Intellectual Property
  • ACN – Assistant Chief Negotiator
  • PCN – Principal Chief Negotiator
  • NYSC – National Youth Service Corps

  1. Functions and specific job descriptions to underpin the proposed Organizational structure are being drafted to reflect the complex totality of Nigeria’s economic and trade policy negotiating trade and investment relationships.
  2. Not included in the organogram, but required to run the Office, are:
    1. 3 Secretaries;
    2. 3 drivers; and,
    3. 2 Security personnel